Draw the eye upward with decor
To make your space feel bigger, you need to give your eyes a reason to look up. Serious DIYers (who have flexible landlords) can try painting or wallpapering the ceiling to create a statement. Here, bright colors or a simple pattern will give the room even more depth -- and make the ceilings feel higher than they actually are. If revamping your ceiling feels ambitious (or you want to keep your security deposit), install high, floating shelves to hold decorative books and knick-knacks. It will make it feel like you have tall ceilings, even if you don’t. This trick goes for art, photographs, and even your curtains, too. The higher you hang them, the bigger your place will feel.